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Do older women need more estrogen to prevent gingivitis?

Studies indicate that older women who have insufficient amounts of estrogen have a  greater risk of severe periodontal disease and tooth loss. The hormonal changes in post-menopausal women can cause dry mouth, discomfort, pain and other conditions. Taking estrogen supplements may help reduce symptoms.

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